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Fallen tree blocks Fitchburg commuter rail track

The commuter rail’s Fitchburg Line is experiencing delays this afternoon, after a tree fell onto the tracks, MBTA officials said.

The tree fell on the tracks at the MBTA’s Porter Square station about 11:35 a.m., blocking both the inbound and outbound trains. Passengers are being bused from North Station to Porter Square station until the tracks are cleared, said MBTA spokeswoman Kelly Smith.

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No injuries were reported. At 2 p.m. today, crews were working to clear the tracks, she said.

Red Line trains are running normally, said Smith.

Jacqueline Tempera can be reached at jacqueline.tempera@globe.com. Follow her on twitter @jacktemp
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